Radio Commentator Arrested On Drug Charges
August 17, 2007 at 5:54 AM (PT)
Longtime AAA/Americana KPIG/MONTEREY-SALINAS-SANTA CRUZ commentator TRAVUS T. HIPP was arrested THURSDAY at his SILVER CITY, NV home and charged with drug and weapon possession.
The RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL reports that HIPP (real name CHANDLER A. LAUGHLIN), 70, was arrested after a year-long investigation of alleged drug sales at his home. Deputies found 4 oz. of pot, 3 oz. of peyote, a handgun, and drug paraphernalia at the house after executung a search warrant. HIPP denied selling drugs and said that he has a medical marijuana card from CALIFORNIA. The commentator, whose feature also runs on noncommercial KVMR/NEVADA CITY, CA, noncommercial KMUD/GARBERVILLE, CA, and AAA KTHX/INCLINE VILLAGE-RENO, is free after posting bail.